Emergency-Medical-Technician

Introduction

Qualifications Pack- Emergency Medical Technician –Basic

SECTOR: HEALTH
SUB-SECTOR: ALLIED HEALTH AND PARAMEDICS
OCCUPATION: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN – BASIC
REFERENCE ID: HSS/ Q 2301
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the Healthcare Industry is also known
as a lifesaver or paramedic.
Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job need to provide emergency medical
support and care to individuals who are critically ill or injured and transport
them to a medical facility within stipulated time limits.

                              Personal Attributes:

                            Emergency Medical Technician –Basic

This job requires individuals to work in a team and be comfortable in making decisions pertaining to their area of work. Individuals should be able to maintain composure in extremely stressful conditions in order to assess medical situations and perform emergency lifesaving procedures according to the methods in which training has been imparted to them. Individuals must always perform their duties in a calm, reassuring and efficient manner. 

The individual must be able to lift between 45 – 99 kilograms of weight with a partner, as the weight of patients will typically fall within that range. The fitness of the individual should be assessed using the Defence Man & Woman guidelines.

Qualifications Pack For Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Qualifications Pack Code

HSS/ Q 2301

Job Role

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

Credits(NVEQF/NVQF/NSQF)

4

Version number

1

Industry

Health

Drafted on

12/05/13

Sub-sector

ALLIED HEALTH AND PARAMEDICS

Last reviewed on

22/05/13

Occupation

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Next review date

22/05/15

Respond to emergency calls

Size up the scene at the site

Follow evidence based protocol while managing patients

Manage work to meet requirements

Assess patient at the site

Patient triage based on the defined clinical criteria of severity of illness

Manage cardiovascular emergency

Maintain a safe, healthy, and secure working

Manage bleeding and shock

soft tissue injuries and burns

Manage musculoskeletal injuries

Practice code of conduct while performing duties

Manage injuries to head and spine

Infants, neonates and children

Manage respiratory emergency

Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols

Manage severe abdominal pain

Manage mass casualty incident

Select the proper provider institute for transfer

Follow infection control policies and procedures

Transport patient to the provider institute

Manage patient handover to the provider institute

Manage diabetes emergency

Collate and communicate health information